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Rocket Software, Inc. Vice President of Product Management in Waltham, Massachusetts

It's fun to work in a company where people truly BELIEVE in what they're doing!

Job Description Summary:

The Vice President, Product Management will have full end-to-end ownership and accountability for product vision, features and functions, packaging, and market impact. This role will collaborate with stakeholders across a variety of functions to understand key business and customer objectives, understand technology solutions and dependencies, define best-in-class user experiences, and analyze data to inform product roadmaps. You will develop action plans and strategic direction for functional areas and maintains alignment with stakeholders to ensure the successful development of solutions.

They will also ensure that the product and marketing efforts support the overall business strategy and goals. They are responsible for education, championing, and implementation of Product Management best practices throughout the organization. Leading the teams that drive innovation is a key part of this role. In order to be successful in this position, you need to be comfortable interfacing with and driving various technical and business functional teams and individuals at all levels of the company and around the world.

Be the champion of a user-obsessed company!

Essential Duties and Responsibilities :

  • Ensure alignment with C-Level stakeholders spanning multiple functions

  • Define and communicate the product vision in support of the consumer strategy, including maintaining a clear product roadmap aligned to delighting customers and driving aggressive growth (both from a customer and revenue perspective) in the short and long-term.

  • Able to independently identify the ideal approach to answering business questions by pulling from available internal/external resources.

  • Build a world-class product management organization that thrives on customer interaction, embraces design thinking, and role models a data-driven, test-and-learn approach to execution.

  • Provide leadership and be the expert on the competitive landscape, driving processes to identify current and potential competitors, research competitive products, and maintain competitive information.

  • Represent the customer. Build strong customer relationships. Develop deep insights on evolving customer requirements. Be the champion and voice of the customer. Bring the customer's voice into the product development process.

  • Be an expert on the domain, the market, the trends. Evangelize our vision constantly so all stakeholders are aligned, have context, and understand where we are going.

  • Guiding cross-functional teams of product managers, engineers, designers, and analysts while playing a key role in organizing and communicating their work across the organization.

Required Qualifications:

  • 20+ years of management that is directly related work experience.

  • Lead and managed teams of high performing product managers through the product lifecycle and development processes.

  • The intellect and energy to excel in a complex and ever-changing environment, coupled with the poise and ability to act calmly in high-pressure, high-stress situations.

  • The ability to ensure the confidentiality of sensitive information and thrive in a fast-paced, intellectually demanding, and service-oriented environment.

  • Expertise in managing time and schedules to meet aggressive deadlines and influence through persuasive written and verbal communication.

  • Possess a unique blend of business and technical savvy that includes a big-picture vision and the drive to make that vision a reality.

  • Senior, proactive leader with proven experience in strategic and tactical leadership with the ability to pursue and understand cutting edge technologies.

  • Demonstrated success defining and launching excellent products.

  • Track record of using qualitative and quantitative data to prioritize and drive decision-making.

  • Experience with end to end product delivery.

  • Experience working in an Agile development environment.

  • Effective presentations to customers.

  • Outstanding attention to detail and organizational skills.

  • Proven ability to influence cross-functional teams without formal authority.

  • Qualified candidates must have product management experience in driving software products for Hybrid Cloud deployments and delivering Software as a Service.

  • Candidates must have experience with Kubernetes Containers technology and data management in public cloud platforms.

  • To be successful in this role, this individual must have demonstrated success in driving customer delight by leveraging AIOps.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MBA or related Master’s degree.

Education:

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Computer Science or Marketing, or equivalent business experience.

Travel Requirements:

  • <25%, including international travel.

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Rocket Software Inc. is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. Rocket Software Inc. is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.

Rocket is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with physical and mental disabilities. If you need special assistance or an accommodation while seeking employment, please call: 781-577-4321 or send an email to hr@rocketsoftware.com. We will make a determination on your request for reasonable accommodation on a case-by-case basis.

If you like wild growth and working with happy, enthusiastic over-achievers, you'll enjoy your career with us!

Thousands of companies around the world depend on Rocket to solve their most challenging business problems by helping them run their critical infrastructure, business processes, and data, as well as extending the value of these assets to take advantage of cloud and mobile computing, advanced analytics, and other future innovations. From the clothes we wear to the cars we drive, Rocket solutions power the back-end systems that thousands of brands we interact with every day. At Rocket, software has always been about people—not just ones and zeroes. We’re people solving problems for other people, and we strive to treat our customers, partners, and fellow Rocketeers with humanity. Founded in 1990, Rocket Software is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts with 31 offices around the world.

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